Genome sequencing lab in Chennai gets authorisation

A senior official of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine said that around 150 samples can be tested simultaneously at the lab and takes at least five days to get the result.
Genome sequencing lab in Chennai gets authorisation
Health Minister Ma Subramanian (File Photo)

Chennai

The genome sequencing laboratory set up in September on the DMS campus here, at a cost of Rs 4 crore, received authorisation to test and confirm Omicron and other COVID variants from INSACOG on Wednesday. 
Health Minister Ma Subramanian said there was no other State in India that has set up a genome sequencing lab on its own. 
A senior official of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine said that around 150 samples can be tested simultaneously at the lab and takes at least five days to get the result.

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